Like in 2016 I took part in the #projekt52, which was started by Torsten Landsiedel – little difference to 2016 is that I made it this year and didn't have to give up after only a few weeks. The reason for that was a small change of my attitude.
(Almost) no topic is too small for a post
The main reason for finishing the project this year was that I made the decision to stop thinking of topics as too small or unimportant for articles (I got that idea from a tweet, but unfortunately cannot say who wrote it anymore). Maybe it saves some time for another person or is helpful for yourself if you have the problem again after a while. So if I need to search for a longer time for a problem’s solution during a project, I create a draft for that.
With that, I often can finish a draft for my weekly posts instead of the need of searching a topic first. I hope to keep that output interval and write a post per week besides my weekly recap in 2018 too 🙂
Until now, I do not have anything to do with JS or PHP frameworks. Okay, I don't have much to do with them now (yet?), but a bit. Here I describe my first experiences with both frameworks. Continue reading My first experiences with Vue and Laravel
I really like the web hoster Uberspace, and the team started the public beta of Uberspace 7 (U7) a few days ago:
They invested a lot of work into the new system, and it comes with a lot of improvements compared to Uberspace 6 – even now, in the beta version. All domains on U7 get automatic SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt, and HTTP requests are redirected to HTTPS. U7 supports HTTP/2, comes with PHP-FPM (no more start delay) and MariaDB 10.1 as default database solution. The command line toolchain is fresher than before, and there is a new handbook on manual.uberspace.de. More on that in the post »Die U7 Public Beta« by Jonas Pasche. Continue reading Uberspace 7 – a small experience report
From today, you can set the price you want to pay for my premium WordPress themes – the minimum price is five Euro. Continue reading »Pay what you want« experiment in my theme shop
Since a few days, I have my to-the-date two premium themes on publicly on GitHub – this post is about the backgrounds. Continue reading My premium themes are publicly on GitHub now
From now on I sell my themes to all countries. That is possible because I state sale taxes from this year on. Because of that, I am going to increase the price of Schlicht from 15 to 18 Euros on February 1, 2017 (circa the 19 percent sales tax in Germany).
Update from January 26, 2017: From now on, all customers can use automatic theme updates. Because of this, I deactivated the possibility to create an account on a purchase.
Besides that, it is now possible to buy a theme without creating a customer account. But if you use the guest checkout, this means you cannot use the automatic update process. You will need to download the new theme versions manually with a link you get after purchasing.
Last year, Torsten Landsiedel set himself the goal to write one article each week, so 52 posts in the year. With his Project 52, he also motivated a few others, but only one reached the goal – I had to give up directly in January…
This year there is a restart, and besides Torsten, also Bernhard Kau accepts the challenge again (he was the only one to publish one post per week in 2016). After that, there are already a few others who will try to do it – Wolfram Lührig, Ellen and Manuel from Elmastudio, and Marc Nilius.
I’ll give it a try again, too… Happy Blogging!